Despite the worry that Euro will pull audiences away from the stage, owners of theaters keep normal operation.
Outstanding Artist My Uyen, vice director of 5B Theater said the place will have normal shows even when all tickets are not sold out. “We are ready to suffer losses to keep audiences who are not so in love with football,” she said.
Agreeing with My Uyen, director Ai Nhu of Hoang Thai Thanh Theater informed that tickets for the theater’s shows are on sale as normal and shows will be kept going even when there are just tens of tickets sold.
For his part, actor Van Long from Nu Cuoi Moi Theater said his place has not seen any sign that it’s affected by the Euro season while actor Manh Trang from Sai Gon Theater said more tickets are being sold compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, actress Hong Van, owner of Phu Nhuan and Superbowl theaters and director Ngoc Hung from the The Gioi Tre Theater said they do not worry about Euro since theaters have their own audiences who are not affected by the football storm.
Some theater owners expressed that they worry about the rainy season more than Euro since football matches mainly take place at 11pm, the time when their shows are finished.
As for cinemas, a series of Hollywood blockbusters including Madagascar 3, Ice age 4, The Amazing Spider-man, Prometheus, John Carter, Red Tails suffer no change in show time.
However, some entertainment venues have employed flexible changes to adapt with the football event.
Besides inviting famous singers, owners of music lounges around the city have also equipped their places with widescreen TVs to serve football lovers during the season.